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Lakers' Jeremy Lin plays against Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Times (Broderick Turner) — Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin, who missed the last three games with sprained ankles, has played tonight against the Phoenix Suns at the Honda Center.
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Ed Davis has hit nearly all of his shots for Lakers in preseason

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers brought in 6-foot-10 forward/center Ed Davis this offseason on a two-year minimum contract worth $2.1 million (with a player option on the second season).
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Kobe Bryant brushes off ESPN 'idiots' who ranked him 40th

OC Register (BILL ORAM) — ANAHEIM – When Kobe Bryant retires, presumably after his current contract expires in 2016, he will go down as one of the 10 best players in NBA history.For now, he’s far from that, according to...
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Kobe to Randle: Don't blow this opportunity

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — The last time the Lakers had a rookie of whom so much was expected, as it is now for Julius Randle, the player was Kobe Bryant.So, it should be no surprise that Bryant, now in the final stages of...
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Lakers waive Jeremy Tyler, Keith Appling

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — On Monday, the Lakers waived forward/center Jeremy Tyler and point guard Keith Appling.
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Julius Randle excited, not frustrated despite slow preseason start

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Rookie power forward Julius Randle gave arguably his best performance of the preseason on Sunday, helping the Lakers rally back from a 22-point deficit against the Utah Jazz while scoring eight...
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Lakers' week in review

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers split a pair of preseason games against the Utah Jazz while trying to get healthy before the team's Oct. 28 regular season opener against the Houston Rockets.
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Five takeaways from Lakers' victory over Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan, #{text}) — The Lakers trailed the Utah Jazz by 22 points and another exhibition embarrassment was on the way. Or so it appeared. Instead, the Lakers started playing defense and took a 98-91 victory Sunday at...
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Lakers beat Utah, finally show signs of life

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — LOS ANGELES – It’s unclear if the Lakers’ record will mirror that of the franchise-worst achieved by last year’s squad, but by Sunday they were well on the way to equaling that team’s...
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Oram: NBA ponders getting shorter

OC Register (By BILL ORAM) — It's rare that we lay-folk find we have something in common with Kobe Bryant, the NBA’s highest-paid player whose opulent lifestyle involves Parisian getaways with his family and a helicopter...
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Nash aiming to be in Lakers' lineup for season-opener

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Steve Nash hopes to return to the Lakers lineup before the start of the regular season, and said it had only been a matter of time before the nerve damage in his back that limited him...
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Xavier Henry headed to New York, Germany to have knee treated

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Lakers guard/forward Xavier Henry has struggled to recover from a December knee injury that sidelined him for much of last season.
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Scott has Lakers shooting fewer 3-pointers

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Hard to believe it was just last season that the Lakers made more 3-pointers than all but two other NBA teams. At the dawn of the Byron Scott Era, the Lakers have made just six shots...
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Ryan Kelly to the rescue? Lakers forward hopes to play vs. Utah Jazz

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers have looked especially punchless over their last three exhibition games, losing on Sunday to the Utah Jazz, 119-86.
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Five takeaways from the Lakers' loss to the Jazz

Los Angeles Times (Mike Bresnahan) — The Lakers improved Thursday. They lost by only 33 points to Utah after falling to Golden State by 41 last Sunday. Not many happy faces in their locker room after a 119-86 loss in Anaheim.
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Like his mentor, The Mailman, Boozer wants to deliver for the Lakers' Randle

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — ANAHEIM – Karl Malone is not always an easy guy to track down. With various hunting and fishing expeditions, trips to his second home on Alaska’s Kenai River and a preference to emerge in public...
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Kobe Bryant ranked as NBA's 40th-best player by ESPN.com

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — According to ESPN.com, Kobe Bryant is the 40th-best player in the NBA.
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Lakers' Nash hurts his back carrying luggage

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Steve Nash’s pursuit of a healthy final season suffered another blow Wednesday when the 40-year-old Lakers star aggravated his back while carrying luggage.The injury will almost...
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Steve Nash hurts his back moving bags, won't play Thursday

Los Angeles Times (Eric Pincus) — Life at 40 has not been easy for Steve Nash.
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Bryant: Players should strive for highest market value

OC Register (BY BILL ORAM) — EL SEGUNDO – Kobe Bryant has long shunned the notion that players should accept smaller contracts in the pursuit of championships, a belief reinforced when he signed a $48.5 million contract last...
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Blog Articles

Giants hammer Royals, 7-1, in World Series opener

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin, #{text}) — The Kansas City Royals would not be here without James Shields. They bet big on him, in one of the most criticized trades in recent memory, and they won. No pitcher in the major leagues started...
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Kings say they support NHL's immediate suspension of Slava Voynov

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott, Lisa Dillman) — From the outset, when Commissioner Gary Bettman called Kings owner Philip Anschutz early Monday to say he had suspended Slava Voynov because of the defenseman's alleged involvement in a domestic...
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Lakers' Jeremy Lin plays against Phoenix Suns

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Broderick Turner) — Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin, who missed the last three games with sprained ankles, has played tonight against the Phoenix Suns at the Honda Center.
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Numbers are all in Cody Kessler's favor

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Gary Klein) — Cody Kessler's phone started buzzing shortly after he put his name in USC's record book.
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Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Bill Shaikin) — — The new generation of Kansas City Royals fans might swoon at Alex Gordon, or Lorenzo Cain, or Mike Moustakas. The guy who flew 14 hours to get here from South Korea is a diehard fan.
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Ducks' Matt Beleskey, Jakob Silfverberg off to contrasting starts

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lance Pugmire) — Six games into the NHL season, the Ducks' Matt Beleskey is nearly halfway to his career-best goal total.
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Getting inside the college football playoff system

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Chris Dufresne) — All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We [retroactively] did it!"
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Steve Alford calls UCLA men's basketball team 'inexperienced'

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Zach Helfand) — The UCLA men's basketball team has been practicing for two weeks, but Coach Steve Alford considered Sunday the first real practice.
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Kings' Darryl Sutter, Dean Lombardi back suspension of Slava Voynov

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — There was no hesitation in Kings Coach Darryl Sutter's voice or manner when he was asked if the NHL's swift action in suspending defenseman Slava Voynov was appropriate.
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Kings say closeness will get them through Slava Voynov's absence

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — Members of the Kings said they expect the team’s closeness — one of its signature strengths during two Stanley Cup championship runs in the past three seasons — to continue to be a source of...
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Ed Davis has hit nearly all of his shots for Lakers in preseason

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Eric Pincus) — The Lakers brought in 6-foot-10 forward/center Ed Davis this offseason on a two-year minimum contract worth $2.1 million (with a player option on the second season).
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Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — Once again, Michael Sam is a man without an NFL team.
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Remembering the earthquake World Series, 25 years later

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Steve Dilbeck) — I was annoyed, to be honest. Had a deadline, that’s what I knew. Game 3 of the 1989 World Series was about to begin at decrepit Candlestick Park and my pregame notebook was due for Gannett News...
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Oscar Pistorius sentence brings quick reaction from sports officials

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (David Wharton) — No matter how Oscar Pistorius ends up serving his five-year sentence for killing Reeva Steenkamp, Paralympic officials say he will remain ineligible to compete for the duration, which rules him...
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NBA Windows: Kobe Bryant's last stand

ESPN: Land O'Lakers (Jason Concepcion) — Kobe Bryant is facing his NBA mortality. In his own words, “Soon, but not yet.” It’s a testament to the ferocity with which he’s attacked his career that even though logic...
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NFL to survey L.A. market in possible step toward team relocation

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Sam Farmer) — The NFL is officially kicking the tires on the Los Angeles market.
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Suspension of Kings' Slava Voynov shows NHL has priorities in order

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Helene Elliott) — There is so much we don't know, starting with exactly what happened between Kings defenseman Slava Voynov and a woman who sought treatment at a Torrance hospital's emergency room late Sunday night...
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NHL suspends Kings' Slava Voynov after arrest

Los Angeles Times: Round-the-Clock Purple and Gold (Lisa Dillman) — The NHL acted quickly Monday when Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence.
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